The ARC's eighth annual LINK trip gave leaders a chance to visit Miami and South Florida, which saw the same growth in the ethnic population in the 1990s that Atlanta and other parts of Georgia are now experiencing.
Georgia Trend - May 2006
Milledgeville - Georgia's 19th century capital city - is a monument to the history of the old South. But you might not notice it from sitting in on one of the regular monthly informal working lunches attended by a group of government and business leaders.
The best office I ever had was a small architectural jewel with a real fireplace; but it was physically removed from the people I needed easy access to and often eerily quiet. It should have been a great place to get work done, but it wasn't. It was just too isolated.
The historic Milledgeville walking tour has 44 stops, starting with the visitors center and followed by the Old Capitol Building, renovated in 2000 and getting a new museum this year. Now home to Georgia Military College, it stands in Gothic splendor, imposing as ever.
Fast facts about Milledgeville/Baldwin County: population, unemployment rate, median income, top employers.
When Savannah aircraft maker Gulfstream announced a major expansion last March, it seemed to underscore the success of leaders in this oak-shaded coastal colonial city in widening an economic base that has long relied on the charm of its historic squares and the muscle of its shipping commerce.